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Synthetic circuit mimics photosynthesis light-harvesting efficiency

Researchers at Harvard, MIT and Arizona State University have designed a new synthetic structure that can harvest light energy in...

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Marine Microbes – Our Invisible Allies

“We tend to think of things that we can see as being the really important contributors to the environment …...

Video | Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

Collaborative Field-Based Research: CIFAR’s program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

“You never know what you’re going to find… that’s the unpredictability aspect of all these expeditions,” says Senior Fellow Julius...

News | Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

Newly discovered phytoplankton groups appear to favour warmer oceans

An international research team has discovered two phytoplankton groups – unlike any known species – in climate-sensitive areas around the...

News | Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

First photos emerge of elusive marine predators

A global team of CIFAR researchers has captured the first images of a microbe that is one of the most abundant predators in the ocean, yet has until now remained unseen.

News | Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

Surprise third party found in lichen symbiosis

Since the discovery of their true nature 140 years ago, lichens have been the poster children for symbiosis. In the...

News | Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

Coral reefs face harmful vicious circle

When coral reefs begin to degrade, they enter a feedback loop in which runaway algal growth feeds harmful bacteria that...

News | Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

Fungi used in bio-fertilizer reproduce through sex

Researchers have dissected the genetic makeup of a fungus used as fertilizer in organic farming, which could help produce better...

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